Holiday Talks New Offers And Big Weekend

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback Dechaun Holiday discusses his latest offers and his MVP performance at NFTC Los Angeles.

Dechaun Holiday is riding high after a big weekend. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound cornerback from Mission Hills has over 20 offers already and added to his list of accomplishments by taking home Most Valuable Player honors at the first Nike Football Training Camp of the year in Los Angeles on Sunday.

"There was a lot of good competition out there," Holiday said about his time at the camp. "I went against [Equanimeous] St. Brown, Christian Kirk and a lot of great athletes out there. It was good to get out there and show people that I can compete with them."

The camp capped off a nice weekend for Holiday, who said Oregon secondary coach John Neal extended an offer to him last Friday. The Ducks joined an extensive list that includes UCLA, USC, Florida State and Notre Dame amongst other top programs. Once he got the offer, Holiday learned why Oregon wants him in green and yellow.

"He told me he liked my physical play on the line and how I can beat up the smaller and taller receivers and still be able to run with the smaller receivers down the field," Holiday said.

Holiday mentioned that Oregon was one of the schools he had been hoping would offer and that they are now "pretty high" on his list. He went on to discuss how he thought he could fit into the Ducks' defensive scheme if he ends up landing in Eugene.

"I believe I can play corner or safety," Holiday said. "It'll be up to the coaching staff, of course, and how they feel I would fit into the defense. My first thing would probably be to play corner, but if they need me on the field early then it's possible I'd be up to playing safety as well."

Although Oregon was a big one, they weren't the only school to reportedly offer Holiday recently. The junior also landed an offer from one of his dream schools and is waiting to see who could be next.

"After Oregon, Oklahoma had offered," Holiday said. "They were talking to me the most. Now it's kind of just wait and see who else comes around."

UCLA, the Ducks, Boise State and Oklahoma are the schools that Holiday is having the most contact with right now. He doesn't have any visits planned, instead choosing to focus on 7on7 play and developing his footwork with his personal trainer in the hopes of getting an invite to The Opening this Summer.

For the four-star prospect, the process is about proving why he's a Top 15 prospect at his position nationally.

"The goal I'm working on is trying to get looks and offers from everybody I can," Holiday said. "Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to be one of the top prospects. Just to be in the position I'm in is a great one."


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